Leon Kass
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"Leon Richard Kass" is an United States/American physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, best known as proponent of liberal education via the "Great Books," as an opponent of human cloning, life extension and euthanasia, as a critic of certain areas of technological progress and embryo research, and for his controversial tenure as chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005. Although Kass is often referred to as a bioethicist, he eschews the term and refers to himself as "an old-fashioned humanism/humanist. A humanist is concerned broadly with all aspects of human life, not just the ethical."

"Discover">Leon Kass, [http://discovermagazine.com/2008/feb/20-a-chat-with-george-w-bush.s-conscience interviewed by Francis Wilkinson], Discover, February 2008.

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It is not the issue I want my own work solely remembered for.

We are on the threshold and may have already crossed the threshold of a large crisis of long-term care.

To consider not just the technologies ... but also to see how those things which impinge on our humanity, in fact, touch our personal aspirations, our human longings, our duties.

I believe that if we really do pour our resources into these alternatives, ... we might find a morally unproblematic and uncontroversial way to get this research done.